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DIY Beautiful And Healthy Fruit Infused Water

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06 October 2014

Like they always say, Singapore is summer all round the year. During summer time, it is very important to keep ourselves hydrated to stay healthy as our body loses more water. However, many of us don’t like to drink plain water as it is tasteless, therefore we go for flavoured soft drinks or soda drinks. As we are becoming increasingly health conscious, fruit infused water has been a popular topic recently as it is a much more healthy flavoured drink that can replace beverages. The fresh fruits not only adds sweetness to water, but also provide vitamins that are essential for our health. Most importantly, it is easy to prepare and looks gorgeous!

How to make fruit infused water

It is very easy to DIY your own fruit infused water. The general idea is to put chopped up fruits, veggies and/or herbs into ice water inside a pitcher. It is recommended to have ice cubes fill up half of the pitcher to keep the fruits fresh, at the same time enhance the enjoyment of drinking fruit infused water. Let the water infuse for at least an hour to maximise its taste. You may also squish the fruits with a spoon or fork for an instant release of flavour.

You can refill it with water again when you have finished the fruit infused water. The fruits inside the water can be reused for up to 1 day before they lose their flavour. Word of caution though, do not leave the fruits in for long periods or a stench might set in.

If you are someone who doesn’t like to drink water, fruit infused water is something you should try! The fruits add a sweet tinge of flavour to water and makes you drink more to meet the healthy demands of 8 glasses of water intake per day ( approximately 2 litres).

1. Strawberry, Lemon and Basil



photo source:www.natashaskitchen.com

Recipe:


  • One cup of strawberries, quartered

  • Half a lemon, sliced

  • Small amount of basil, scrunched

  • Ice cubes

  • Water

Basil is a kind of mint. It adds freshness to water and enhances the taste of water. If you find it hard to find basil, you can leave it out and just use lemon and strawberry.( You can find fresh basil in Cold Storage)

It has fruity sour taste of lemon with natural sweetness from strawberries. Lemon has plenty of vitamins, antioxidants and proteins, it has whitening effect on skin and slow down aging of skin. It also has medical properties like healing throat infections and fever. Strawberries are high in nutrients and have the lowest calories among all fruits, it stimulates the burning of fats and good for weight loss.

Strawberry lemon infused water is especially good for reducing fats on belly and providing skin whitening effect!

2. Strawberry, Lime and Cucumber

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Recipe:


  • 2 sliced limes

  • One cup of strawberries, quartered

  • One cup of sliced cucumbers

  • Small amount of fresh mint

  • Water

  • Ice cubes

Looks beautiful with a good combination of bright colours! Addition of cucumber also adds a refreshing taste. The overall taste is fruity sour and sweet with refreshing taste of cucumber and lime. Strawberries’ red colouring contains anthocyanin, which stimulate the burning of stored fat. It is high in nutrients and very low in calories, therefore it is good for weight loss. Lime contains calcium which is good for bones and also has slimming effect because it promotes burning of fats. Cucumber is low in calories, high in water content and dietary fibre, it aids in weight loss and digestion.

The mixture of these fruits with water is a great choice for you if you are on diet and trying to reduce weight!

3. Watermelon and Mint

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Recipe:



  • One cup of watermelon cube

  • Small amount of mint leaves

  • Water

  • Ice cubes

Excellent drink for hot days! Watermelons has plenty of juice that can be infused into water, the overall taste is super refreshing and sweet with the addition of mint.

Watermelon is known for reducing body temperature and blood pressure, it’s the best choice for hot summer!

4. Mango and lime



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Recipe:


  • One cup of mango cubes

  • One lime, sliced

  • Small amount of mint (optional)

  • Water

  • Ice cubes

Combination of lime and mango gives you taste of natural tropical flavoured drink. The fruity sour taste of lime greatly enhances the sweetness of mango. Mangoes are rich in vitamins that keep your immune system healthy; it is also known for clearing clogged pores and eliminates pimples. Lime contains calcium which is good for bones and also has slimming effect because it promotes burning of fats.

As mangoes are sweet and overly fragrant, mango lime infused water is a great choice if you like to drink something with stronger flavour of fruits.

5. Orange and Blueberry



photo source:www.thepeachkitchen.com

Recipe:


  • One orange, cut into slices or wedges

  • One cup of blueberries

  • Water

  • Ice cubes

You can muddle the blueberries to intensify its flavours. Oranges and blueberries are a recent combination that tastes delicious! No harm trying as they are readily available in supermarkets. Blueberry has the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, it is good for slowing down ageing of skin. Orange is full of dietary fibre that aids in digestion and lowers cholesterol, it also contains antioxidant that prevents signs of aging.

Orange and blueberry infused water has age defying properties, it is also a great choice for healthy diet and better skin.

6. Lemon and cucumber



photo source:www.pinterest.com

Recipe:


  • One lemon, sliced

  • one cup of sliced cucumber

  • Water

  • Ice cubes

Cucumber adds fresh taste to lemon, it is a healthy veggie that helps to reduce bloating and swelling. The combination of cucumber and lemon mixed with water is a great choice for you to improve skin condition, as lemons are known to be rich in vitamins while cucumbers, rich in antioxidants.

Quick fruit infused water on the go

This is the most popular water bottle recently. If you have not heard about it yet, this Citrus Zinger water bottle has an interesting-looking shape with brightly-coloured concave plastic component at the bottom. The concave plastic component is actually a juice squeezer for you to put half-cut citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges or grape fruits inside. The Citrus Zinger offers an easy way to extract juice and flavour from citrus fruits and infuse them directly into your water bottle as you take them out on the go. Both the top and the bottom can be easily removed or tightened which makes washing really easy.

It is for sale online, you can find details here.

With all this information, there is no reason not to try making your own fruit-infused water. Have your own twist to the usual fruits? Show Wellnessly your DIY recipes by hashtagging #wellnessly on Instagram!


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